Profiles & Bios

21
Oct
2014

Barbara Enright (Poker Trailblazer)

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Barbara Enright

There is a buzz about poker right now.

It’s a game whose time has come - not that it’s ever been away - but there is something undeniably fashionable about the old five card stud routine right now.

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11
Oct
2014

Eleanor Roosevelt (First Lady/U.S. Delegate to the UN/Human Rights Activist)

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eleanor-roosevelt.jpgAnna Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945.

She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and was an advocate for civil rights. After her husband died in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an internationally prominent author, speaker, politician, and activist.

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02
Oct
2014

Donna Karan (Fashion Designer/ DKNY)

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donna-karan.jpgDonna Karan (born October 2, 1948) is an American Jewish fashion designer and the creator of the Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels.

Karan was born Donna Ivy Faske in Forest Hills, Queens, USA. She grew up in Woodmere, Long Island, New York, with her stepfather, a tailor, and her mother, a model.

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28
Sep
2014

Brigitte Bardot (Actress/Activist)

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brigitte bardotBrigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (born 28 September 1934) is a former French fashion model, actress, singer and animal rights activist. She was one of the best-known sex symbols of the 1960s.

Starting in 1969, Bardot's features became the official face of Marianne (who had previously been anonymous) to represent the liberty of France.

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25
Sep
2014

Barbara Walters (Journalist)

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barbara-walters.jpgBarbara Jill Walters (born September 25, 1929) is an American broadcast journalist and author

She has hosted morning television shows (Today and The View), the television newsmagazine (20/20), and co-anchor of the ABC Evening News and correspondent on ABC World News (then ABC Evening News).

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20
Sep
2014

Sophia Loren (Actress)

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sophia-loren.jpgSophia Loren (born Sofia Villani Scicolone; September 20, 1934) is an Italian actress.

In 1962, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Two Women, becoming the first actress to win an Academy Award for a non-English-speaking performance, she won another 21 awards for that role.

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16
Sep
2014

Mena Trott (Blogger/Entrepreneur)

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mena-trott.jpgBefore Tumblr and David Karp, there was Mena Trott. Credited for starting the blogging boom, Trott was an avid blogger with a personal blog way back in 2001.

Dissatisfied with existing blogging tools, she and her husband Ben developed Moveable Type out of their spare bedroom.

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16
Sep
2014

Lauren Bacall (Actress/Model)

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lauren_bacall.jpgLauren Bacall (born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014) was an American film and stage actress and model, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks.

She first emerged as leading lady in the film noir genre, including appearances in The Big Sleep (1946) and Dark Passage (1947), as well as a comedian in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and Designing Woman (1957).

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07
Sep
2014

Ela R. Bhatt (Lawyer)

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ela_r_bhatt.jpgEla R. Bhatt, a lawyer, is widely recognized as one of the world's most remarkable pioneers and entrepreneurial forces in grassroots development.

Known as the "gentle revolutionary," she has dedicated her life to improving the lives of India's poorest and most oppressed citizens.

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06
Sep
2014

Michaelle Jean (Former Governor General of Canada)

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michaella_jean_2.jpgMichaëlle Jean was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1957.

She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1968, fleeing the dictatorial regime of the time.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Italian and Hispanic languages and literature at the University of Montréal.

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06
Sep
2014

Jane Addams (Social Reformer/Author/Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

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jane-addams.jpgJane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935) was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

In a long complex career, she was a pioneer settlement worker and founder of Hull House  in Chicago, public philosopher (the first American woman in that role), author, and leader in woman suffrage and world peace. 

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05
Sep
2014

Claudette Colvin (Civil Rights Activist)

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claudette-colvin.jpgClaudette Colvin (born September 5, 1939) is a pioneer of the African American civil rights movement.

She spontaneously resisted Alabaman bus segregation preceding the better known Rosa Parks  incident by nine months, but her case was not publicized for long by black leaders because of her image as an unmarried pregnant woman.

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04
Sep
2014

Joan Rivers (Comedian/Actress)

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joan rivers 2Joan Rosenberg aka Joan Rivers (born Joan Alexandra Molinsky; June 8, 1933 - September 4, 2014) was an American comedian, television personality and actress.

She was known for her brash manner, her loud, raspy voice with a heavy New York accent, as well as her numerous cosmetic surgeries.

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02
Sep
2014

Salma Hayek (Actress/Director/Producer)

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salma-hayek.jpgSalma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez-Pinault (born September 2, 1966) is a Mexican-born American actress of Lebanese descent; she is also a director and producer.

Hayek is the first Mexican national to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She is one of the most prominent Mexican figures in Hollywood.

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31
Aug
2014

Queen Rania (Queen/Mother/Activist)

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queen-rania.jpgRania Al Abdullah (Arabic: الملكة رانيا العبد الله‎ Rānyā al-‘abdu l-Lāh) (born Rania al Yassin on 31 August 1970) is the current Queen consort of Jordan as the wife of King Abdullah II of Jordan.

She is one of the world’s most powerful women, and has focused her energy, at home and abroad, on a variety of causes, notably education.

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